Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another Tuesday Garden Party, where we share over our virtual garden fence – what’s growing for you now? What’s blooming? What tips have you learned that you need to share? Come on, spill the beans!
As for me, as I’m running around watering WAY earlier than we’re used to around here, I’m again grateful for sturdy hoses and the quick connect hose ends (affiliate link) that make it so easy to hook up soaker hoses, sprinklers or anything else you use to water. I mentioned them in my Three Things post, but it’s always worth another mention, because I gardened without them for years and I was so happy when someone finally clued me in! Do you use these?
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From your host this week, me:
June is such a lovely time for blooms, isn’t it? Some things are finished blooming, some are in full bloom and some are just starting. I find such joy in just walking around our property and seeing what is blooming. Of course I do have roses, but some of my other favorites are pictured above, clockwise from top left: hardy geranium, lovely scented sweet peas, spirea (the blossoms up close aren’t all that great, but they cover the small bush, making a great show), and the first buds of hydrangea.
And the garden is producing and growing! Sometimes I’m all upset that I didn’t get my seeds planted ‘in time’ and so my corn is only just sprouting in mid-June, but we have great weather through October, so I’ve plenty of time to harvest and enjoy it, so I need to learn to chill I think. A couple of interesting side notes:
- The broccoli I started from seed (Arcadia – I’m so impressed I remembered the name, ha!) is heading up beautifully, but I lost one of the cauliflowers to early seed. The three others of this same variety seem to be doing fine. Growing from seed often feels like a crap shoot!
- The chard is so beautiful, I can’t believe it! Usually by this time it’s older leaves are taken over by leaf miners – they must not like the warmer weather, since that’s pretty much the only thing different this year.
- We’re already harvesting heaps of blueberries and will continue for a month or more. I’m freezing, eating, and planning to make some things from this big list of great recipe and preserving ideas.
It was another week of great pictures, tips and ideas from the TGP! Here are my features for this week:
1. Lovely porch garden & summery daisy wreath @ Pricillas
2. Vintage drying rack flower arrangement @ Chateau Chic
3. Beautiful Fairy roses (one of my favorites!) blooming @ Fishtail Cottage
4. Canned rhubarb juice @ Grace Garden & Homestead
5. Tips for growing tomatoes @ Our Stoney Acres
Can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store for us this week!